Sugar High Fridays: Lavender Truffle Recipe
This recap is going to be a little bit different. I’m going to show, not
tell! A picture is worth a thousand words. (Come on… one more
cliche….) Oh! Show me the money!
No, wait… that’s not one….
Anyway, the theme for
href=http://www.coconutchutney.org/blog/?p=51>this month’s Sugar High
Friday, hosted by the gorgeous foodblog href=http://cocnutchutney.org>Coconut
Chutney, is “flower power.” So of course I had to make my semi-famous
lavender truffles! Besides, I have owed href=http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1499508>this one chick
truffles for… about two and a half years. She is SO PATIENT.
Like a lot of recipes, this one just sort of happened. You know, you find
recipe, you make it a bunch of times, you sort of forget how it goes and
get the wrong amount of cream, you look at your other recipes and start to
wonder why they all ask for totally different amounts of cream, you stand
at your laptop trying to find the original recipe on Epicurious even
though you are standing literally ten feet from where you keep the
recipes, you give up and realize you are actually only SIX feet from the
shelf, you dig through it all but now you can’t find the original
recipe there either, you find a different recipe for mint truffles and use
that, but you don’t feel like waiting for the lavender to steep so you
just simmer it for ages and you want to make more so you add more cream
than you probably should and you forget the vanilla completely….
Bang, new recipe! (And damn Emeril for ruining “bam!” for the rest of us.
New recipes make a “bam!” sound, damnit!)
My laptop comes with a camera, so I made an Intrepid Photo Documentary of
the process. Ingredients:
| All the chocolate chips in your house, at least the ones
already in use. In this case, that was one bag of milk chocolate chips,
most of a bag of semisweet, and a small sack of Guittard ones from the
bulk aisle. Fortunately, my roommate invested in a kitchen scale! Here
they are on the scale, weighing in at almost exactly two pounds.
A hearty fistful of lavender picked (cut) from the backyard in the dead of
night while my cat stared at me like I was crazy. “What the hell are you
doing to the flowers? Are you going to eat those? Seriously? You’re
fucking kidding me, right?”
My computer’s camera reverses things, so this 16 oz. container of organic
cream is weirdly mirror-imaged for convenient, um, brand-evading! No
product placement here! P.S. SHOP TRADER JOE’S.
|This stick of butter is getting ready for its closeup! Butter
courtesy my roommate, who is asleep and has no idea. Thanks, Sessa! I will
trade you one stick of butter and/or some truffles. No, both.
|Sessa’s the one who made this animated icon. She is the site’s
patron saint. Send her candy.